a generic tag related to accumulating cash or bank deposit savings.

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Ethics and investment

I am a young man who has recently reached a point of financial stability. I'm starting to think about long-term plans which may one day buy a home, or provide for myself in old age. This raises the ...
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Money Saved on finance charges

I have recently paid off a loan in full which I started keeping track of in a double-entry personal accounting software. Because I was paying before I started tracking I entered the current loan ...
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As a young person in his early 20s, when should I start thinking about buying a house?

I am saving up whenever I can for my future house downpayment, but I don't really have goals like : Have $X when I'm Y years old Buy a house at age Z Are there good guidelines to have? Goals? What ...
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How are money market mutual funds just as risky as cash?

Foreword: In this question, I ask NOT about default risk. Abbreviate 'money market mutual funds' to MMMF. MMMF are a type of mutual fund, which is always riskier than cash, per this MoneySense ...
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Current salary plans - criticisms and suggestions for improvements for a 21 year old

Hi everyone. I am 21 years old, working full time for the government as a Web Developer, and I'm looking to make the smartest decisions for my money. Assuming I get $2100 per fortnight, my planned ...
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Will interest rates on bank deposits ever fall close to 0 percent in India? [closed]

I wanted to know if interest rates will ever fall to close to 0 percent in India. + I would like to know that as close to 0 interest rates might affect the income earned through debt instruments at ...
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Retirement planning: Pension or personal saving/investing?

I work on short-term contracts that are well-paid - however, not knowing how long I will be working on a job, I have got into the habit of 'making hay while the sun shines' and saving what I can to ...
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Saving when saving is really hard

I read the article of saving, and i like the answer but it miss some points.e.g if i earn 1700 and have a baby on way. I am still living with my in laws as i am new in this country. So in my estimate, ...
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Should I do the volume discount even if it will strain my short-term budget?

For simplicity let's say my monthly food budget is $500. My university has a plan where if you buy $400 worth of 'university currency' you get another $100 free. If I were to do that, I would save ...
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Managing an Account with Multiple Categories

Assume I setup and account that has multiple categories, say I have 1000 to invest, and I do something like this: 300 Kid 1 college 300 Kid 2 college 150 Emergency Fund 250 New House It is ...
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Long term investment for money

I have some money I would like to put into very long term savings. At least 40+ years. What's the best way to save the money? I would like to accrue as much interest as possible and get a headstart ...
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Strategy to save the most on interest

I'm planning on applying for a credit card that offers 0% APR on balance transfers for 15 months and $0 balance transfer fees. I'm thinking on using this card to pay down some of my student loans. ...
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Best starting options to invest for retirement without a 401k

I'm trying to avoid asking a duplicate question, but I feel my situation is more specific than general beginner's saving or investing. I am a university student with a part time job that does not ...
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Annuities and varying interest rates?

The gist: Let's say I have $12,000 and have $240 a week in which I can invest into an ordinary annuity. Let's say I invest $1040 a month as opposed to $240 a week. The interest rate is 3% p.a. ...
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Sending money as gift to India from US

So, the story. A Indian citizen is working in US and is earning a lot of money. If he transfers 10K USD to parent's account in India as "Gift", then he can claim that amount to be tax exempted in US. ...
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Is it a good idea to put everything in the S&P500?

I've maxed out my IRA, have a three-month emergency fund, and have paid off all my debts. I have some remaining money to invest and don't have any short-term goals to spend it on. While my priorities ...
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should I save more money to purchase a Used car or borrow from my office?

please suggest me should a save more money to purchase a used car or borrow money from my office where I work. I have half of the amount that costs the car I want to buy. kindly suggest me. PS my ...
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Acquiring first office clothes

I'm currently a student who will be starting out in a position where business attire is almost a given. The thing is that saving up for suits, a change of shirts and dress shoes seems very hard on the ...
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Is it possible to get a 3% yield that is FDIC insured or super low risk?

I just graduated from college and i am already planning my retirement. I know about 401k and i have that figured out already but in terms of money sitting in my bank account post retirement, assuming ...
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Should I use my non-tax advantaged investment account to pay off debt?

Hello Personal Finance! So about 8 years ago, I got into a bad car accident which was not my fault, and which I sued the driver because they tried to drive away afterwards. I got a large settlement ...
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Can I earn more on my cash savings and still keep it liquid and low risk? [duplicate]

So, my wife and I do a pretty good job of budgeting and saving for things, which means we have a lot of cash laying around. Between a $15k emergency fund, savings for car replacement and repairs, ...
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Foreigner wishes to open a US bank account

My mother-in-law has had bank accounts in the US for many years. She has a social security number but she is too frail to travel here. My wife has Power of Atty. giving her specific powers to open a ...
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What do I do with my extra money in grad school?

I am privileged to have started grad school debt-free and am now earning money as part of the program. I have saved enough money to cover my expenses for a month and a half in a fairly ...
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What are my options to make my money work for me?

I came to this site because I want to see what are my options with my current situation. I should start by saying that I am from Serbia and I possess no other citizenship. I have recently finished ...
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How to represent mortgage overpayments in household budget

I keep a household budget spreadsheet, one tab of which represents our savings. Some of our savings is in traditional savings vehicles (ISAs etc.), but some of it has been used to overpay the ...
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Does it make sense for me to start a 529 college plan for my kids

My kids are 11 and 15. I've neglected to save any money for college for them, but I want to start now. Given that I am starting out this late, does the 529 college make sense at this stage? If I ...
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Should I put a small amount of savings in a high interest savings account?

The highest in Canada that I've found is 2.8% interest, compounded annually where the interest is calculated daily. I have $2000, and the initial amount and the interest earned is guaranteed by a ...
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Mortgage or not?

I am 57, spouse 53. I lost my 30+ year business in 2009, decelared personal bankruptcy and now have only $4K in retirement accounts. The positive news is that I am employed; my income is 110K, hers is ...
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How to save money for future expenses

I need some advice on saving money. I am 30 and married and housewife and I am going to have a child in few months. My husband is working and has poor savings habits. I want to know how can I save ...
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How does my higher rate tax on savings interest get paid. **UK, pre-2016**

I earn over £42k, the limit for higher rate tax. See here. This means I have to pay higher tax on my savings accounts. See Here. Higher or additional rate taxpayers You must pay extra tax on ...
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How much should be our expense and savings ratio? [closed]

What is the right ratio of expense to savings ? is 80-20 alright ? Although we follow high standard living, here in Bharat(India) we can save upto 50%.
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Just getting started and not sure where to go from here

TLDR; at bottom Hello and thank you ahead of time for any response. I'm 18 and trying to figure out where to go next. I already have an emergency fund (of sorts), no debt, and a few different ...
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Saving for a non-necessity

How can I responsibly save for a non-necessity purchase? I'd like to buy a PlayStation 4. As you may know, I can't eat or live in said PS4. Buying something that is more than a week's worth of pay ...
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Managing risk: financial risk due to future health problems as a dollar amount

I am analyzing my long-term saving goals against the overall strategy of reducing my risk in various areas. One of the areas of risk I want to reduce is that of financial woes due to future health ...
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Building financial independence

In my very late 20s I am working hard to become financially independent. I have a good job paying between 74-80k a year. I can live (pay rent, food, entertainment) for $1k a month. So after taxes I ...
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How exactly do I determine my savings rate?

Surely it's not nearly as simple as (amount saved)/(take-home pay), since if I make pre-tax contributions to a 401(k) or HSA I pay less in taxes, and money I save in not being taxes is, well, money ...
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Currency forecasts for ordinary people

I'm in a situation where I earn money in one country and have debts in another, and/or intend to relocate there eventually. Thus, at some point I'll have to transfer my earnings to another currency. I ...
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United Kingdom: Where to save money for a property deposit

I'm currently 22, and I would like to buy a property at some point in 5-10 years, once I can afford the down payment (deposit). I live and work in London England, so for this example, assume my ...
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What to do with your savings in Japan

In Japan, most banks offer very low (less than 0.02%) interest rates for saving accounts. Is there any better way to save money in Japan than theses saving accounts Should be relatively liquid ...
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Small capital investment in Germany

Since from next year I'm planning to take a peek at the brick market in order to buy a house (I'm going to ask a loan - therefore I need a capital to begin with) here in Germany where I live, I'd like ...
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From ACH direct debit to Prepaid card?

I am searching for solution how to be direct debited (ACH) to personal or business bank account where those funds would arrive (deposit) to prepaid card? The solution must meet all three of the ...
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Current Account Monthly Pay In

I've seen from a question here, along with some reading I've been doing on MSE that I can have multiple current accounts at the same time. What I'm trying to do now, is to work out if I can use this ...
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How do I begin investment saving, rather than just saving in a bank account?

For years, I have been earning and saving my money in my bank account, putting aside emergency and future funds into my "savings" account, and money for bills and personal expenses in my "checking" ...
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What should a 21 year old do with £60,000 ($91,356 USD) inheritance?

I'm turning 21 years old soon and have an inheritance coming into my control to the value of approximately £60,000. I'm full-time employed, as a Software Developer in a Financial Services company. I ...
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Most effective instant access savings for a child - UK

We have a maxed out stocks and shares ISA for our baby - what is the most effective non-term limited account that can be in her name? We're thinking it will be useful for birthday parties, clothes ...
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How can a 'saver' maintain or increase wealth in low interest rate economy?

If low interest rates disadvantage 'savers' what are they supposed to do if they are not inclined to buy and spend? Where should you put your money (instead of it stagnating in low interest rate ...
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Savings account with mango money for emergency fund

I have just started my career a couple of months back and plan to save money for emergency funds. I was browsing the internet for a good savings account and came across Mango Money savings (6% APY ...
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What is the best way to increase the earned money staying in US for an NRI?

Im living in US from last 1 year due to work assignment and will be here for another 3-4 years. What is the best way to earn interest on earned money? Shall I send all earned money to India ...
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Automate Savings by Percentage on varying paychecks?

My boyfriend's paycheck varies every week because the hours he works depend on the volume of business. While usually around 40 hours, sometimes it is quite a bit less or quite a bit more. The ...
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Can I make my savings keep in check with or beat inflation over a long time period via index funds?

Context: €13000 banked on a 1% savings account. €1700 banked on a payment account. €1450 monthly income (after taxes). ~€400 monthly costs, and probably another €200-400 in incidental expenditures ...